Head of Yekaterinburg OEBiPK arrested for corruption unexpectedly released under house arrest

Head of Yekaterinburg OEBiPK arrested for corruption unexpectedly released under house arrest
Eduard Voronin

Eduard Voronin, head of the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department of the MIA for the city of Yekaterinburg, was released from jail on December 21 in the morning. Now the silovik will spend New Year holidays at home.

According to Vedomosti-Ural, the police major was sent under house arrest at the request of the investigator, who is investigating the case against a high-ranking police officer.

According to Urals media, this decision is due to the fact that this week Eduard Voronin made a deal with the investigation and in the near future will have to tell in detail about all the circumstances of the crimes incriminated to him. According to unconfirmed information, Voronin has already testified against the Urals lawyer Nikolay Fufayev who was arrested in Yekaterinburg the day before.

Eduard Voronin, the head of Yekaterinburg Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department, was detained on October 3, 2018 after a search conducted by officers of the Department ‘M’ of the FSB Directorate for the Sverdlovsk region and the fourth investigation department of the ICR at his home, as well as in the office in the city police building. The major was charged under part 1 of Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code (Abuse of Official Powers). As previously reported, according to investigators, police major Voronin demanded a bribe of 1.3 million rubles ($20,000) from the organizers of the underground casino in Yekaterinburg.

Among the accused in the same criminal case there is the former deputy head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for the Sverdlovsk Region, Major General Vladimir Romanyuk, who was also detained on October 3.

It was reported that Major General Romanyuk received a bribe in the amount of 1 million rubles ($14,500) for the return of the gaming equipment seized by the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department of the MIA for Yekaterinburg. The corresponding order was given to them by Eduard Voronin.

Also, in the middle of November 2018, the second criminal case under part 5 of Art. 290 of the Code (Bribe-Taking on a Large Scale) was initiated against the head of the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department Eduard Voronin. According to investigators, in 2015, Eduard Voronin, then still in the post of deputy head of the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department received a bribe in the amount of 700,000 rubles ($10,000) from a certain merchant for returning the counterfeit alcoholic beverages seized by the operatives.

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